Psalm 49: Why do we strive so?

Why do we strive so fiercly after money?  Psalm 49 tells us plainly that though we trust in our wealth, we can in no way redeem ourselves.  That with riches you may count yourself as happy, still there is no price one can pay to God for life.

Paul tells us in 1 Tim. 6: 9-11 that if we want to be rich, we will fall into traps and many senseless and harmful temptations.  We become slaves of our desires and possessions.  Sound familiar?

We are to strive instead for righteousness, love, patience, faith, endurance and gentleness.

If we truly believe that all we have is a gift from God, then whether from abundance or from lack, we admit –

It’s Not Our Money.